Phillies Make a Pair of Rule 5 Selections

In the 1st round (15th overall) in the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies selected outfielder Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Inciarte was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Diamondbacks in 2008. The former Diamondbacks prospect hit .293 for the South Bend Silver Hawks (Class A). Inciarte hit one home run and 30 … Continue reading Phillies Make a Pair of Rule 5 Selections

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Season Preview: AL Central

Expectations: Prince Fielder hopes to live up to his father’s legacy in the Motor City, and the Tigers hope to snap a near 30-year title drought. Key Addition: 1B/DH Prince Fielder (signed from Milwaukee) Key Loss: DH Magglie Ordonez (free agent) Projected Record: 97-65 Summary: Expecations are very high in Detroit as the Tigers are … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

Season Preview: AL Central

Chicago White Sox Expectations: Ozzie Guillen tweets every lineup change from the dugout. Key addition: 1B/OF Adam Dunn (.260, 38 HR, 103 RBI with Washington) Key loss: RP Bobby Jenks (1-3, 27 Saves, 4.44 ERA) Projected record: 92-70 Summary: Most of the puzzle pieces remain from last year’s team, with a power addition of Adam … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

Phils Add Former Brave Villarreal

Scott Lauber reports that the Phillies signed right-hander Oscar Villarreal to a minor-league contract. Though in his article he said that Villarreal is not invited to Spring Training, Todd Zolecki confirmed that he Villarreal is in fact going to try out. The 28-year old hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 with Houston. He was signed by … Continue reading Phils Add Former Brave Villarreal

MNG: Brandon Duckworth

Player: Brandon Duckworth Number: 31 Position: P Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: signed a minor-league deal a couple days ago. 2009 Stats: None. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 with Kansas City. Intangibles: It’s only a minor league contract. I really only did this because it’s Duckworth and he had one of the most famous … Continue reading MNG: Brandon Duckworth

FIM #3: 1980 World Champions

It only took 95 years for it to happen. Hell even Cubs fans wish it would have only taken 95 years but they’re still working on 100 right now. It took three Hall of Famers and a great supporting cast of great players to finally get the Phillies over the top. Before then, they had … Continue reading FIM #3: 1980 World Champions